The North American Satellite Tracking of Pollution (NASTOP) Program

On May 2, 2018, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its counterpart in the north, Environment and Climate Change Canada, worked together to create the North American Satellite Tracking of Pollution (NASTOP) Program to bolster our shared capacity to respond to marine pollution events. Much like NOAA, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) works to preserve and enhance the natural environment — including water. Canada and the U.S. share two major coastlines and the Great Lakes. During a spill response, it’s important to have an understanding of the needs…

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Colombian Navy Assists With Oil Sprill Cleanup in Cartagena

May 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – Coast Guard Rapid Reaction Units, in coordination with the Harbor Authority of Cartagena and the Caribbean Oceanographic and Hydrographic Research Center, perform the verification and containment of an oil slick that is found in the inner bay of the heroic city. Personnel of the Coast Guard Station of Cartagena performs the dispersion of oily waste and the containment of these, through the use of oleophilic barriers; Likewise, the cleaning of the beaches of Castillogrande is carried out, with oleophilic towels, eliminating the presence of…

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